the company of wine people

+27 21 881 3870 R310 Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch
Cape Town, IN 46947
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the company of wine people™ is one of South Africa’s top wine producers and exporters. Its core brands include Kumkani – the king of South African wines; Thandi, the world’s first Fairtrade accredited wine; handcrafted Welmoed; unconventional Versus and export success Arniston Bay. With a winemaking team headed by Nicky Versfeld, the company prides itself on providing wines of excellence for every drinking occasion. Please visit www.thecompanyofwinepeople.co.za for more information – Description from winepeople

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  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • I'm noticing that some of the wine reviews appear to be written by commercial entities which include links to their online presence rather than an individual Snooth user profile. I find this troubling. I don't consider wine blurbs that are found on sites that sell wine to be trustworthy. In fact, many commercial sites use copy that was written b... Read More

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  • And remember no internet peeking!1. What is the Zonda (and how does it impact wine)?2. Which Canadian province produces the most wine?3. Which three of the following wine regions are not in the Americas?a.    Curico Valleyb.    Cerro Chapeuc.    Similkameen Valleyd.    Swan Valleye.    Tecatef.    Casablanca Valleyg.    Mendozah.    Samsoni.  ... Read More

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  • Hey everyone I need an idea for a first course. The Friday after Thanks Giving I'm doing a dinner for a group that want Comfort Food and Big wines. I've got my menu planned out pretty well with a Rich Butternut squash Risotto, a main course centered around a killer Meatloaf (trust me, it's worth the main spot) and finishing with a Pec... Read More

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  • I have been to Alsace in France and Mosel in Germany and I think they are both very pretty! What's your favorite, let's share!!http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v318/7/116/22739336551/n22739336551_767417_8953.jpg!!http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=767416&id=22739336551&op=1&view=all&subj=27055381023&aid=-1&oid=27055381023! Read More

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  • Serve the wine at the right temperatureOne frequently reads that red wines should be served at room temperature. That maxim remains as true as the day it was first written, what has changed however, is room temperature! We tend to think of room temperature as being in the mid 70s, for wines sake its better to think of it as the mid 60s. The coo... Read More

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  • Hi, I have a question. How can you find out when a wine should by drunk by? I own many different types of wine, but I am not sure when they will expire. If someone can help me out that would be great.Thanks Read More

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  • I remember when I was growing up in Toronto (Canada, eh) that one of the annual events that I always wanted to attend was the Canadian National Exhibition at the Exhibition fairgrounds.  Locally this  event is affectionately called "The Ex", and the slogan was "Let's go to the Ex".  I thought this was the biggest fair in the world and I thought ... Read More

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  • When I last left off I was doing my best to stay awake in Reims to adjust to difference in time zones.  Doing my best I was able to stay up to the very late hour of 9pm.  Part of me was disappointed for not having the energy to get out and see the city.  However, the other part kept saying you have a full day to get through tomorrow and the rest... Read More

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  • My name is Gregory Dal Piaz and I've just joined the team at Snooth. I am passionate about wine and am eagerly looking forward to become an integral part of the Snooth community. While I am ready to dig in and get these forums going I am based in New York City. It would be very interesting for me to see where everyone is from and perhaps begin t... Read More

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  • Two words: Jet lag.It is the torture that many people, including myself, must go through to enjoy a proper vacation.  Some people can deal with jet lag without any issues.  I used to be one of those people but I am not any more.  Jet lag was going to be my big challenge for my European Vacation.   Working in North America means I have to get the... Read More

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